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Quanta (The Shadow Ravens #2)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  311 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.

The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by Ink Monster, LLC
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Quanta is book two in the Shadow Ravens series by Lola Dodge and Aileen Erin. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley, Inscribe Digital and by the authors.

This book was one crazy ride. Altair Orpheus is the son of a prominent Senator who has high aspirations for his son. At a young age, though, Altair, or Tair, became disillusioned with his life. He lives in a society that your status is determined by the tattoo you wear. There is a s
Molly Mortensen
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Emmeline (The Book Herald)
I kindly received this ARC from INscribe Digital via NG in return for an honest review!

"I'd been born a Red Helix, but I'd chosen to be a Shadow Raven. A rebel, fighting against Doctor Nagi, his immortal Seligo, and everything they stood for. Usually."

Rating: 3.5 quantum stars.

Confession time! I actually didn't realize that this was book 2 of the shadow ravens series. Book #1 is Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) However, jumping straight into book 2 didn't ruin anything for me, the author made it
Aneta Bak
Sep 06, 2016 Aneta Bak rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
"One way or another, Altair Orpheus was going to destroy me."

Quanta was absolutely amazing! Filled with lots of action, great characters and a fantastic romance.

A prisoner, used for her gift of seeing the future. Quanta has no hopes of ever getting out alive. Until Altair Orpheus, a geneticist joins the team of researchers assignment to Quanta. Quanta can't see anything about the boy's past or future, until they touch. With a rush of emotions, Quanta gains new powers with Tair around, as well a
Nov 19, 2015 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Confession: I had no idea Quanta was the second book in the Shadow Ravens series until after I got accepted to read it. Woops. That being said, I think it works well as a standalone, except now I want to read Cipher to see how her story goes.


I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At first I thought it would be a solid 3 stars, but the second half of Quanta is what really won me over.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to read this book as quickly as I was hoping to. I read a few pages a day du
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)

I was beyond excited to receive and ARC for review, already had it pre-ordered but getting it early just means I can enjoy it that much sooner. And enjoy it I did.

Rating: 5 Cupcakes

Quanta is the second book in The Shadow Ravens series, this book is written by Lola Dodge. Now you can read it alone, the story holds it's own but it will have some spoilers of things mentioned that happened in book one, Cipher. So be warned there. That's it. Same world but th
Sep 30, 2015 Ally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
NetGalley. Thanks for the copy.

Remember video games? Super Mario and all of that? When a person reaches a level but fail to get through it, they can always go back to a certain checkpoint. Well, the book is sort of like that. It is complicated, and it involves precognition, time traveling, and romance. Also, we have Quanta, the trapped but also brave heroine, who is firstmost trying to survive and then trying to escape her captors once she meets Altair Orpheus.

The main character and one of the
Oct 13, 2015 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

Quanta was kind of crazy! I totally did not expect most of that to go down. For the past ten years, Quanta has been a prisoner and lab rat. She's a Red Helix with the very rare gift of clairvoyance. She can see the past and future after glimpsing the "timeghost" of a person, place, or thing. This makes her a very powerful asset to those who wish to take down the Shadow Ravens, as she spent ten years with them as well. Too bad that Quanta isn't going to give up
Oct 13, 2015 LilyElement rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quanta is book two in The Shadow Ravens series. Our leading lady is Quanta, a Red Helix, a person with powers that according to the government shouldn't be alive. She's been imprisoned for years by them, and is constantly getting tested in attempts to duplicate her abilities. You see, Quanta is able to see into the future, including all of the possible outcomes that comes with free will. To keep herself alive she's feeding the Seligo as little information as possible so she's deemed still useful ...more
Mark Gardner
Oct 20, 2015 Mark Gardner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I really enjoyed Quanta, by Lola Dodge. I only saw the first two sentences of the description on NetGalley, and added it to my TBR pile. The writing is tense, and the action fast-paced. I wasn’t aware from the description that this was the second book in a series, but at no time did I feel I couldn’t follow the story. I read the whole book in about six hours. There is a sadistic lab researcher that is Snidely Whiplash-level clichéd, but the rest of the characters are well drawn, and their ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Katarina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in a series, but can be read as a stand alone.

The story is just so wild and crazy, completely unpredictable, completely spellbinding. I was trying to keep up to the action, while at the same time trying to read faster and find out what happens next.

Totally unique story and characters, unlike anything I've ever read. And I can't describe it in any other way than spellbinding. amazing!
Oct 09, 2015 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Nov 15, 2016 Kriss rated it really liked it
I’d like to start this review by saying that before reading this book, I hadn’t read the first book in the series, Cipher. Now, while Quanta focuses on a different character whose story ties into the world and overall “defeat the evil hierarchy” plot that we’re introduced to in Cipher (from what I gather), I will admit that I feel like I lost some basic world-building by not reading the first book, but I don’t feel like Quanta can’t be read on its own without first reading Cipher; I still got ...more
Silvara Wilde
Oct 26, 2016 Silvara Wilde rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Check out my other reviews, discussions and link ups at Fantasy of the Silver Dragon.

This was just as good as the first book. I was slightly confused at first, because this book deals with entirely new characters. But after a while we hear a bit about Cipher and Knight again. Quanta is a really interesting character, and I was soon lost in her story.

Just like the first book, I fell in love with Quanta from the first pages. Tair pulled me in quickly as well, and his sister too! The bad guys in th
Queen Mery
So the book takes place in a futuristic world where people are identified by a colored tattoo, the Helix and the color depends on the position of the person, the food is being printed by machines and rich people get to live forever. Quanta, the main character, is a girl with a Red Helix tattoo, which according to the “government”, the Seligo, means that she has dangerous powers and she should be killed. Quanta can see the future so instead she has been living for the past ten years of her life ...more
A.B. Shepherd
Oct 12, 2016 A.B. Shepherd rated it liked it
While Quanta is book 2 in the Shadow Ravens series it does stand alone and there is no need to read Cipher first. Cipher and Quanta are written by two different authors but set in the same urban fantasy world.

I really enjoyed Cipher, which is why I bought Quanta. I was curious to see how the world would be handled by a 2nd author. Lola Dodge did a good job with addressing previous characters and the world debuted in Cipher.

This book is not quite as well edited as Cipher, and there were numerou
Tisha Vogt
Oct 13, 2016 Tisha Vogt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Follow up to the Series

I read Cipher first and was a bit worried about a new author and switching characters so drastically, but figured I would give the story a shot. AND am I ever glad I did! Loved it! Sweet, strong willed and determined female characters, with sexy counterparts to balance them out and truly evil bad guys who are starting to see that karma can kick your @$$. Even if it takes a few tries!
Oct 10, 2016 Angelspearl rated it really liked it
Well, I really don't know why it took me so long to read this book. Three word's "I Loved it!"
This is my first Lola Dodge book and I think I love her already.
First off, I really liked Quanta as the lead. She was just perfect, not whiney or naive. I liked her determination and fighting spirit, even when it seemed the odds were stacked against her she just kept fighting. Tair!!! wow, I think I'm in love with him *swoon*. Now he was just superbly awesome especially towards the end ( I won't give s
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Oct 05, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it
I received an ARC Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Okay. This book is actually good. And just like the second book, its kinda interesting enough for me until the very end. What I just don't like about this book is how the main characters are again, Paired. It just spoils the romance between the two character. I don't know if half of the reason why they felt connected and in love with each other is because they are genetically paired, or if it is the genuine attraction and feelings that t
Nov 30, 2016 Christina rated it liked it
Quanta has spent her life imprisoned due to her future-seeing abilities, she has been kept alive purely for the intel she can offer her captors. When Altair Orpheus gets a job looking after Quanta, his heart begins to melt. But not is all as it seems, Altair is part of the Shadow Ravens, a rebel group created to overthrow the very people who gave him the job. Altair is to work undercover to save Quanta, stop the government and get a chance at happiness.

Quanta is the second book in the Shadow Ra
Bobbie Stanley
Sep 21, 2016 Bobbie Stanley rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps pulling me in more and more! Like I said before, so far, it reminds me of Divergent in a lot of ways. With the first book, it was only the best ways. In this one, it’s not necessarily the same way. Please don’t read that as anything bad because it’s not. What I’m trying to say is that I found myself wanting to shake Quanta a whole lot more often than I wanted to shake Cipher! Quite honestly, though, that’s an excellent thing. You don’t get angry with a character you aren’t ...more
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Mar 13, 2016 Les Chroniques Aléatoires rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Which pleasure to get back to the universe of the Seligos and Red Helix. I had really liked Cipher, there I completely melted for Quanta which I devoured. This book really have something more which filled my year of waiting. It's more intense, more poignant, more futuristic and who would not melt for Quanta and Tair? This couple is quite simply adorable, I appreciated to follow the evolution of their romance, the obstacles that they must surmount and especially that everything is not very ...more
Book Gannet
The second Shadow Ravens adventure is a fast, furious and thrilling ride. If you haven’t read the first book (Cipher) don’t worry – this book has new characters, a new setting and a new author as we fall deep into the heart of the creepy Seligo world. The world building in this book is just enough to get you along introducing the idea of the immortal Seligo who control everything, the unstable Red Helixs who threaten to undermine everything and the rest of the tattooed Helix folk who actually do ...more
Dec 07, 2015 Kerr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publish date: 13th October 2015

Full review can also be found on: Paein and Ms4Tune’s Book Blog

I was so excited when I found this on netgalley, being that I was waiting (im)patiently for it. I had to recap the end of the last book in the security queue at Aberdeen airport so that I could remember what had happened before, but it was a short recap and I remembered readily and then I dove righ
Laura Greenwood

Previous reviews in the series: Cipher

Title: Quanta
Series: Shadow Ravens (#2)
Author: Lola Dodge
From: Netgalley
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia
Release Date: 13th October 2015
Challenges: Winter COYER 2015-2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points), 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Quanta has been trapped in a secure testing facility for more than half her life. Not knowing who to trust, even when she can see the f
Tonja Drecker
Oct 08, 2015 Tonja Drecker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fairly intense read with many dark shadows and a beacon of hope, which doesn't always glimmer as bright as it could. Quanta is stuck in a dark place. Her prison appears comfortable enough, but her roll as a guinea pig leaves her at the hands of ruthless scientists for years. There's a lot of violence in this story, so younger readers will want to be aware of that.

I enjoyed the book. Despite her horrid predicament, Quanta doesn't lose her fight or her soul. She deals with things the be
Oct 14, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little apprehensive to dive into QUANTA when I saw that it would be written by a new author. I had never heard of Lola Dodge, but I had trust in Ink Monster and figured they wouldn't steer me wrong - and they didn't.

Quanta has some wicked powers, but she's being forced to use them for the enemy. She has lived a lot of her life as a prisoner, but she refuses to break and she still considers herself part of the Shadow Ravens and makes sure not to give too much away to her captors. I found
Sep 27, 2016 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second installment of the Shadow Ravens series was a wonderful and enrapturing story of a girl trying to find her place in a world that rejects who she is. Quanta is the epitome of what you would imagine as a seer. I couldn’t help but empathize with her not long after she was introduced simply because she was so guarded and such a believable character in the world the author created. When we met Tair, I couldn’t decide what I thought of the surgery enhanced scientist. He grew on me as time ...more
Nov 04, 2015 Felicitia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, e-arc
Oh God. The Shadow Ravens series is slowly seeping inside my top favourite list now I swear. After the first book Chiper came out, I was definitely psyched for Quanta. And it is worth it.

The whole set for The Shadow Ravens series had intrigued me even from the start. In this futuristic universe, humanity had been through a DNA modification, and the colour of your Helix tattoo is going to determine how your DNA was modified.

Our main protagonists live in a totally different world. Quanta is consi
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jun 25, 2016 07:47PM  
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  • Cursed (Beholder #1)
  • Water So Deep
  • Temporal Shift (Dark Desires #4)
  • Copper Phoenix (Periodic, #3)
  • Hearken (Daughters of the Sea #4)
  • The Hunter's Tale (Blood and Snow, #14)
  • Like Candy (Candy #1)
  • Better Left Buried
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  • Relativity (Sage Hannigan Time Warper, #2)
  • Sachael Dreams (Mine, #1)
  • Possess (Mary Hades #2)
  • Angel's Kiss (Angel Series, #1)
  • Dark Hope (Archangel Prophecies #1)
  • The Soulless Grave (The Age of the Infinite, #2)
  • Nirvana (Nirvana #1)
  • Jaz's Warriors (Bondmates, #2)
Lola is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University—and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello ...more
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No. That was the problem right there. It would be a gateway kiss. Then there'd be tongue and heavy breathing and feelings. I needed to nip that right in the bud. Because after the kissing came all the dying.”
“Our choices in these next few moments could only change how we suffered.
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From everything I could see, that was already decided.”
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